REEF RESEARCH

Year 10 Marine Science students harnessed their improvisation skills to create their own ‘mock reef’ in the school grounds to practice their marine sampling techniques. Students used a transect line and quadrats to sample the area for abalone while weighing and measuring a hypothetical fisherman’s catch of abalone.

Y11 Human Biology Nutrition and the Body

In Human Biology we are learning about the effects of macro and micro nutrients in the body.  We had samples of common foods we eat and identified what food groups they belong to, and how the body would digest each type of food.  Georgia La Monte and Georgia McCluskey are the stars who got positive results in their experiment.

Shannon Fletcher

Science Teacher

PHYSICS OF SOUND

Mr Stefan Walter was a guest speaker in Mrs Aldous Year 8 Science class recently, demonstrating the Physics of Sound with his electric guitar, carrot clarinet or ‘Clarot’ and real clarinet. They also looked at the difference between electric and acoustic guitars as one of the students showed off his great guitar abilities with a solo.

 

 

The Physics of Sound Energy

Mr Stefan Walter was a guest speaker in Mrs Aldous year 8 Science class today, to demonstrate the Physics of Sound with his electric guitar, carrot clarinet or ‘Clarot’ and real clarinet. We also looked at the difference between electric and my acoustic guitar. The students had lots of questions and one of the students Sam even demonstrated his great guitar abilities playing ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ by Guns and Roses.

UWA Visit

Today a group of Year 10 Students from St Stephen’s  were fortunate enough to spend the day chatting with top researchers from UWA about their careers and opportunities in the Sciences. Hearing so many stories from young science researchers creating new knowledge and understanding for the human race is an inspiration to us all.

The students were amazed at the incredible variety of science fields that are available and that these are open to students that have a passion to make a difference in the world and that the years ahead are in fact a very exciting and interesting time. And our young people will be at the forefront of this.

Charles Biddle

Head of Learning Area Science

 

 

 

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Three students will blast off to the USA this October after being accepted into the exclusive Space Camp experience. Head of Science Mr Charles Biddle will accompany Carramar student Year 9 Aaron Popich and Duncraig Year 9s Natasha Anderson and Ben Flanagan on what is sure to be an exciting opportunity!

MODERN SCIENCE

Year 12 ATAR Biology students recently visited UWA to discover the application of nanotechnology in modern day science and to investigate forensic anthropology. Students learned about how to make cancer self-destruct by inserting Nano gold into cancer cells and how fossils can be used to confirm the age, gender and race of people. Wow!